FINALLY!  Spring is on its way, and after months of gray days and long, dark nights, it’s time to celebrate and chase the sunshine.  But where to go?  Shake off those winter blues with a Spring Break Vacay!  From family-friendly to night-life central, we’ve picked our top spring break destinations that are accessible from major airports throughout the USA, with a few fun international destinations thrown into the mix.  Don’t delay — these Vacay deals  are sure to sell out fast!

Punta Cana, Santo Domingo & San Pedro, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a destination that promotes relaxation and excitement. With warm and sunny weather year round you can kick back on the beach or visit some of the Islands many nightclubs. Both pools and clubs are massive all-inclusive resorts with thousands of college students, daily activities and excursions to keep you happy and busy all day.  Available Vacays

Miami Beach, FL

Miami, another popular destination for spring breakers year after year, caters to families, singles and couples alike. With crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches, this location is all about its shoreline. However, for people who get bored sitting on a beach, the city boasts great museums, gardens and one of the hottest art scenes in the country. If you’re planning a trip, consider making dinner reservations now. Some of the hottest restaurants in Miami, such as Nobu, the newly reopened Bagatelle at The Ritz Carlton South Beach and Carbone, book up a month ahead of time.   Available Vacays

Scottsdale, AZ

A family spring break getaway in Scottsdale provides the opportunity to explore nature and native wildlife, discover the local arts scene and even see your favorite baseball stars in action. From Cactus League Spring Training to the Scottsdale Arts Festival, there’s simply no shortage of family-friendly activities to enjoy in Scottsdale for spring break.   Available Vacays

Charleston, SC

In recent years, Charleston has grown into an international destination. Easily accessible from the East Coast and southern states, it’s known for cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and antebellum architecture, plus great food, nightlife and entertainment. Those who want in on center-city action should consider vacation rentals in the French Quarter. For art-deco inspiration and libations, the Spectator houses the coolest hotel bar in the city, per Fodors. Locals also recommend dining at Miller’s All Day for breakfast and hitting up Halls for a steak dinner.  Available Vacays

St. Simons Island, GA

Between Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island, there is a lot of free and inexpensive fun, besides just playing on the beach. Our favorites: the Tidelands Nature Center on Jekyll and searching for tree spirits on St. Simons Island. With so many free and inexpensive activities in the Golden Isles, there may be room to splurge on accommodations.   Available Vacays

Myrtle Beach, SC 

While many associate a Grand Strand vacation with the sweltering summer months, come March and April, the pleasant temperatures and waning crowds draw many spring breakers to the shores of Myrtle Beach. This time of year is ideal for long walks down Apache Pier, escapes to Pawley’s Island, mini-golf escapades, and more. As the sun slips away, be sure to sneak in some searing sunsets, ice-cold cocktails, and rocking good live music.  Available Vacays

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

For those looking to relax and unwind during Spring Break, Puntarenas is the idyllic place to seek out some downtime at the beach.  Known as the pearl of the Costa Rican Pacific Coast, Puntarenas is popular by the locals as the ferry lands in this quaint town.  It also used to be the largest fishing port and is a popular coast escape for city locals.  Available Vacays

Pigeon Forge, TN

Pigeon Forge is a tiny mountain resort town of only 6,343 people. This popular tourist town is a short drive to the Smoky Mountains and is located in Sevier County — where Dolly Parton was born and where she built her amusement park. If hiking and camping in 500,000 acres of beautiful Appalachian wilderness doesn’t appeal to you, there are plenty of distillery tours to take and museums to visit. For the grande finale, of course, there’s Dollywood.  Available Vacays

Kissimmee, FL 

As if Disneyworld reopening wasn’t enough reason to visit the Orlando area, the weather is by far the best.  Start your vacation off on the right foot with a bike rental and explore Kissimmee on two wheels. After a packed day of theme park thrills, check out the arts and culture scene at Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek and see how the people of Florida lived over 100 years ago. From Golf to Madame Tussauds, and a grand finale on the 400-foot-tall observation wheel at ICON Orlando, Kissimmee is the ideal family spring break destination.  Available Vacays

Honolulu, HI

Spring break vacations in Honolulu on the island of Oahu offer an endless range of possibilities. Head for world-famous Waikiki Beach for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. Get your blood flowing by renting a surfboard and taking some lessons at Big Wave Dave Surfing Company. Gather souvenirs and bring gifts back for friends and family while you’re shopping for endless hours at the International Market Place and the Royal Hawaiian Center at Waikiki. Hike to the summit of Diamond Head, a volcanic crater that overlooks the city, for a panoramic view of the Honolulu skyline and the southern Oahu coastline. Visit iconic cultural attractions such as Bishop Museum, the largest Polynesian history museum in the Pacific, and Iolani Palace, formerly the home of Hawaiian royalty. Tour the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, and the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor. Finally, when you’re ready to enjoy some delicious Japanese food, head to the Jinroku Pacific Teppan Grill and Bar.  Available Vacays